A truly amazing thing happend to me today as I headed through my front door to take out the trash! Fluttering gently down from the sky and coming to rest right on the top of my foot came the cutest little baby bird, from out of nowhere! In an earnest desire to protect and befriend him, I reached down and gathered him up, cuddling him with my 2 hands to my chest. He looked up at me unafraid with little trusting rounded eyes that asked ... "Are you my mother"? My heart melted at the sight of such a tiny delicate perfect creature all alone on the doorstep of a home with 3 house cats!!! After a short but meaningfull acquaintanceship, I carefully placed him on the branch of our big Maple tree in the middle of our front lawn but he didn't want to be left alone, he hopped back onto my finger and peered at me questioningly. I checked him over for any harm but all seemed well with him. We cuddled for a few minutes, I stroked his head, little neck and feathers, then gently but firmly put him back in the tree. His mother's scolds could be heard along with tiny sounds coming from what could only be his sibblings. He hopped and flew up from branch to branch to rest high in the tree, awaiting his next meal or his next experience. Needless to say the cats haven't been allowed out today, much to their dismay. Half an hour later little bird was spotted sleeping on a high branch with his nest-mates. What a lovely day it was, an excerpt taken straight from a Dr. Seuss book of my children's childhood.